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Expand the way you Makey Makey: New Apps, New Projects, New Backpacks!

September 07, 2022

New Apps

A new school year means new apps! When we launched our Makey Makey backpacks this summer, we created a ton of new fun apps! Read on to learn a bit about each new app.


Bubble Pop Game

Super sensory overload fun with the bubble pop game! Pop and unpop bubbles by click and dragging or clicking on each bubble! Designed for Makey Mouse Backpack!


Fuzzy Face

Use Makey Mouse to create a custom mouse controller to control this fun retro style magnetic game! Click and drag to give Fuzzy Face a new look... beard, mustache, maybe even a mohawk! Designed for Makey Mouse Backpack!

2 Player Soccer

Double your fun with a second player! Use arrow keys for player one and WASD for player 2! Maximized fun with the Player 2 Backpack!

 Match the Beat!

Match the beat in this new rhythm game and combine the fun with the player 2 backpack!

Pixel Sketch

Design sticky note style art with this fun new drawing app! Color by Pixels! Designed for Makey Max Backpack!

Fruit Catcher

Choose 2-18 inputs to build a Whack a Mole style game! Plug and play with the Makey Max backpack for maximum fun! 

New Projects

Each new app also has two featured project ideas! Build joysticks, whack a mole style games, and more!

Super Simple Joystick with Modeling Clay

Double your fun with the Player 2 Backpack! This a super quick and easy DIY joystick so you can plug and play our new Soccer web app!

Heavy Duty Washer Joystick for Player 2 Backpack

You can make your own arcade style joystick with just a few things from the hardware store. Grab your washers, nuts, bolts and Player 2 Backpack and double your fun! 

DIY Paper Mouse Controller for Fuzzy Face App

Make a mouse out of paper and pencil drawings! Just use a 6B pencil to draw your controller and plug and play to have your own DIY Paper Mouse Controller with the Makey Mouse Backpack!

Bubble Pop Makey Mouse Controller

For this controller, your orange will be earth. You will connect yourself to EARTH, then use the orange to roll to each conductive touchpad. It's super quick, easy, and fun with the Makey Mouse Backpack!

Pixel Sketch/Sticky Note style Art with Makey Max Backpack

For this project, you will combine rows and columns for maximum drawing potential! For our project, we've created 5 rows and 5 columns, but you can adjust the Pixel Sketch web app  to a minimum of 3 rows/columns and a maximum of 8 rows and columns. To change colors on the Pixel Sketch app, you will tap two inputs at once.

Fruit Catcher with Makey Max Backpack

Love creating Whack a mole style games? Now you can have EVEN MORE inputs with our Makey Max backpack. Plug and play with our new Fruit Catcher web app!

Backpack Bundle

yellow player 2 board, green makey mouse board, and red makey max board - surrounded by projects and alligator clips

This summer we to celebrate our Bananaversary, we created new Makey Makey backpacks. Makey Makey Backpacks are expansion boards that make using the back of the Makey Makey easy for everyone! Each backpack plugs into the headers on the back of the Makey Makey and breaks out all of those keys that rarely get used. Now those inputs are Alligator friendly “gator bites.” Now anyone can use the back of the board and expand their invention toolbox.


  • Player 2 Backpack

    Ever wanted to add a second player? Plug in this backpack to instantly double your game controls and double the fun! Enable player 2 with this gameriffic backpack and create custom game controllers along with friends.


  • Makey Mouse Backpack

    What if you could make a mouse out of cheese? The Makey Mouse Backpack breaks out your mouse controls to “gator bites” so you can easily clip to fun items for unique drag-and-drop experiences.


  • Makey Max Backpack

    Want to pump up your projects? Take your inventions to the MAX with the Makey Max Backpack. This backpack enables inventors to alligator clip to the 12 inputs on the back, making the full Makey Makey board accessible for all inventors. It’s the ultimate in extreme inventing!

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